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Positive Moments from 2022 You May Have Missed

So, we’ve hit plague, poverty, famine, and war. 2022 isn’t looking good so far. It’s hard to stay positive with domestic and international problems being reported, but we think it’s time to change that.

If like us, you’re finally ready to try to look on the bright side of life and shine a spotlight on the less gloomy aspects of the world wherever possible, then we’ve got you covered. In this article, we look at just a few of our favorite positive stories to tickle you pink in this time of doom and gloom. Read on for some cheerful headlines.

Canadian doctors can now prescribe nature

Health care professionals in Canadian provinces have been given the go-ahead to prescribe time in the country’s national parks as a treatment. The program, called Park Prescriptions, is part of a collaborative effort with Parks Canada to treat mental health with nature and to encourage more and more people to embrace the great outdoors as they work toward a better mental state.

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100 adult Discovery Park passes have been provided for patients, which would ordinarily put park goers out of pocket for $72.25 CAD. It offers unlimited access to the national parks, national marine conservation areas, and historic sites for 12 months in an attempt to ease anxiety and depression with the benefits of nature, which represents a major turning point in the country’s mental healthcare system.

The rise of the game-changing Galaxy II surgical retractor

The lifespan of the surgical retractor goes all the way back to the stone age, although, admittedly, their approach to medicine and surgery is not something we want to dwell on for too long…

Surprisingly, the concept didn’t really go through any significant changes until the early 20th century, when it became a lot more sophisticated.

But, as with most things in the twenty-first century, these devices just kept getting more and more advanced. Enter the Galaxy II, which has been named the Most Advanced Surgical Retractor of 2022. It is a self-retaining retractor that allows surgeons to work without the need of an assistant to handle the tool. This means one less body in the operating room which makes for a less contaminated environment to perform surgery. Click here to find out more about this incredible device.

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Police pup drops out to work for royalty

Gravel the puppy German shepherd has been given a new lease on life. After flunking the academy for being “too sociable”, the pup has been adopted into the home of the Queensland governor, where he was given a new job.

His official title, according to the office of Governor Paul de Jersey, is Gavel VRD, or Vice-Regal Dog, and his duties are to be a first-hand dog to the Governor. His duties will include attending ceremonial occasions, making friends with strangers, and being an all-around good boy. We’re always happy to see someone with a true vocation in life, and we feel very confident that Gavel VRD will do very well in his new role.